Remember how I had another marathon planned for March 1st? Remember how I haven’t gone longer than 14 miles in a long time? Yeah… about that.
I am dropping down from the marathon to the 1/2 for Phoenix in March and hoping to just break 1:30.
This whole divorce thing has been rather stressful. At the beginning I was able to manage hard training because I think I was kind of in denial/shock but the grieving process is crazy and of course it has affected my training. They say it takes a year to feel back to normal after a divorce for a reason (and I completely agree with this especially because mine was so sudden).
Hopefully, I will be able to do a marathon in June but I really don’t mess around with the marathon. Marathon training is a beast. I respect the distance and the training that goes into it because my body can’t just handle running/racing 26.2 miles like it isn’t a big deal. Between not sleeping well at night and my body feeling run down from all of the stress that has been going on, I (and my coach) realized that the timing to train for a marathon isn’t the best right now.
Before you know it, I’ll be doing crazy workouts that my coach sends me again but for the last little while I have really just had to focus on keeping myself healthy without all of the extra miles and physical stress that comes along with marathon training. One of the main reasons I have been running lately is to run with friends (aka my therapists) so basically I have just been doing the workouts that my friends have planned and that has been working out great for me.
Added bonus—> I actually really love the half marathon distance and I have been building an awesome base.
On a crazy EXCITING note. I am going to Thailand in March. Yep. Thailand.
Brooke and I went to the passport office this morning to get my passport renewed.
Brooke is bummed that she won’t be coming this time but then I promised to take her to Disneyland sometime in the very near future and she forgave me.
The reason for Thailand:
My best friend since the 9th grade (we met in Mrs. Jensen’s english class) has been living there for the last 3 years and it is time for her to be my tour guide.
I decided that when Brooke is gone with her dad that I should go travel (not every time obviously but for the times that she is gone for longer periods of time). Yes, this is one of those spur of the moment mid-life crisis/divorcee crazy decisions but I can’t wait.
Thailand, you better be ready for me.
COOLEST place that you have ever been?